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Tufts Medicine Occupational Therapist-Per Diem (Weekends) in Boston, Massachusetts

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Join our team of specially trained inpatient occupational therapists who work with patients to facilitate safe discharge and to provide ongoing treatment to medically complex patients. We see patients on every ward of Tufts MC to treat a wide range of conditions including stroke, heart failure, heart surgery and transplants, trauma, shoulder and hip replacements, and spine surgeries. Our occupational therapy team provides guidance in developing clinical reasoning skills to allow for each therapist to make individualized, clinically informed treatment plans for our diverse patient population.

Tufts MC is a Comprehensive Stroke Center, Level 1 Trauma Center, and provides mechanical circulatory support for heart failure patients. Our inpatient occupational therapists work with a multi-disciplinary team to provide services that support our high medical acuity and medically complex patients’ overall treatment programs.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a self-motivated Occupational Therapist who is responsible for providing comprehensive, evidence-based care to join our team.

The position involves regular contact with patients and members of their families, referring physicians, nurses, social workers, and all allied health and support personnel within Tufts MC. The staff member will act as a liaison with other disciplines for problem-solving issues that arise related to clinical therapy services.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, Masters or Doctorate preferred

  • MA Licensure Required

  • Registered by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapists.

  • 1-2 years’ experience is preferred, but not required

Responsibilities include:

  • Therapists rotate caseloads every 6 months.

  • Expectation for all therapists to eventually become ICU competent.

  • Provides comprehensive evaluation and assessment of patient’s physical, cognitive and self-care abilities.

  • Sets realistic short- and long-term goals and plan of care related to patient’s occupational therapy needs within the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary systems.

  • Works directly and collaboratively with the interdisciplinary health care team, the patient, and the patient’s family to promote maximum level of patient safety and independence in discharge planning.

  • Documents and bills accurately and reflects services provided.

Additional Requirements include:

  • Has ability to manage and be flexible prioritizing patient caseload.

  • Has the medical literacy to perform complex chart reviews and determine appropriateness for therapy intervention.

  • Problem solves effectively with interdisciplinary team, patients and their families for optimal discharge planning of diverse patient populations.

  • Is willing and capable of continuous learning to provide care across the hospital.

  • Demonstrates flexibility in cross-coverage of various diagnoses based on staffing and patient census.

  • Must be willing and able to work effectively with a wide variety of patients with acute and long-term disability.

  • Must be capable of treating independently in a variety of settings.

  • Must be capable of providing occupational therapy intervention throughout the life span.

  • Lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients, supplies and equipment.


Possesses and applies the skills and knowledge necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process. This includes:

  • Knowledge of growth and development

  • Ability to interpret age specific data and response to care

  • Provide age specific communication


  • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking

  • Lifts, positions, pushes and or transfers patients

  • Lifts supplies and equipment


Must be able to perform all essential functions of this position with reasonable accommodation if disabled.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Tufts Medical Center reserves the right to modify position duties at any time, to reflect process improvements and business necessity.

Tufts Medicine is a leading integrated health system bringing together the best of academic and community healthcare to deliver exceptional, connected and accessible care experiences to consumers across Massachusetts. Comprised of Tufts Medical Center, Lowell General Hospital, MelroseWakefield Hospital, Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford, Care at Home - an expansive home care network, and large integrated physician network. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at Tufts Medicine. Tufts Medicine does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation by emailing us at .